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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Topic Overview

Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear.

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends screening for men ages 65 to 80.footnote 1

Not all doctors agree on who should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Talk to your doctor about whether the benefits of screening would outweigh the risks in your case. For more information, see:

People who have Marfan's syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or another condition that puts them at risk may benefit from screening.

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  1. Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. (2017). Recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in primary care. Canadian Medical Association Journal , 189(36): E1137–E1145. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.170118. Accessed January 3, 2018.

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Current as of: July 14, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
David A. Szalay MD - Vascular Surgery
Jeffrey J. Gilbertson MD - Vascular Surgery

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